Introdução

Does your hard drive appear to be failing or need a replacement? This guide will help you replace the hard drive in several simple steps.

Peças

Não são necessárias peças.

  1. Make sure the laptop is off and unplugged before starting this step.
    • Make sure the laptop is off and unplugged before starting this step.

    • Locate the battery on the underside of the laptop.

    • Push the two battery clips following the direction of the arrows.

  2. Push upward from the base of the battery.
    • Push upward from the base of the battery.

  3. Pull battery away from computer until it is fully removed.
    • Pull battery away from computer until it is fully removed.

  4. Remove the 10 2.5x5 mm screws from the base of the laptop. Remove the 10 2.5x5 mm screws from the base of the laptop.
    • Remove the 10 2.5x5 mm screws from the base of the laptop.

  5. Unscrew the final 2.5x5 mm screw attached to the cover.
    • Unscrew the final 2.5x5 mm screw attached to the cover.

    • The screw does not detach from the cover. Make sure the screw is fully unscrewed before attempting to remove the cover.

  6. Remove the cover from the laptop. Remove the cover from the laptop.
    • Remove the cover from the laptop.

  7. Unscrew the 2.5x5 mm screw inside the RAM compartment. Unscrew the 2.5x5 mm screw inside the RAM compartment.
    • Unscrew the 2.5x5 mm screw inside the RAM compartment.

  8. Remove the disk drive from the side of the computer. There is no need to press the button, the drive will come out.
    • Remove the disk drive from the side of the computer.

    • There is no need to press the button, the drive will come out.

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  10. Unscrew the two 2x3 mm screws inside the disk drive compartment. Unscrew the two 2x3 mm screws inside the disk drive compartment.
    • Unscrew the two 2x3 mm screws inside the disk drive compartment.

  11. Flip the computer over, and open the laptop. Use a plastic opening tool to begin to remove the keyboard. Use your hands to finish separating the keyboard from the laptop.
    • Flip the computer over, and open the laptop.

    • Use a plastic opening tool to begin to remove the keyboard.

    • Use your hands to finish separating the keyboard from the laptop.

    • This can be a bit challenging, but it will come loose.

  12. Lift the black clip from the tan connection for the keyboard.
    • Lift the black clip from the tan connection for the keyboard.

    • Pull the the connection away from the clip.

    • Move the keyboard away from the laptop.

  13. Lift the black clips from the tan connections for all 3 locations marked.
    • Lift the black clips from the tan connections for all 3 locations marked.

    • Remove the connections from the clips.

  14. Unscrew the five 2.5x5 mm screws.
    • Unscrew the five 2.5x5 mm screws.

  15. Use plastic opening tools to remove base cover. Use your hands to fully remove cover from the base.
    • Use plastic opening tools to remove base cover.

    • Use your hands to fully remove cover from the base.

    • This may be difficult, but it is possible.

  16. Disconnect the  two cables that connect the speaker and the fan.
    • Disconnect the two cables that connect the speaker and the fan.

    • These can just be pulled out, they do not have clips.

  17. Unscrew the 2.5x5 mm screw from the fan.
    • Unscrew the 2.5x5 mm screw from the fan.

  18. Pull up and remove the fan from the laptop. Pull up and remove the fan from the laptop.
    • Pull up and remove the fan from the laptop.

  19. Unscrew the six 2.5x3mm screws from the motherboard.
    • Unscrew the six 2.5x3mm screws from the motherboard.

  20. Disconnect the black and yellow cable from the motherboard. Disconnect the black and yellow cable from the motherboard.
    • Disconnect the black and yellow cable from the motherboard.

  21. Begin to separate the motherboard from the laptop
    • Begin to separate the motherboard from the laptop

    • Pull up to separate from the other internal pieces, and then pull to the right away from the case

  22. Remove the final cable from the motherboard
    • Remove the final cable from the motherboard

    • This will allow the motherboard to fully come out of the computer

  23. Unscrew the one 2.5x5 mm screw. Unscrew the one 2.5x5 mm screw.
    • Unscrew the one 2.5x5 mm screw.

  24. Use your hands to carefully pry out the hard drive. Use your hands to carefully pry out the hard drive.
    • Use your hands to carefully pry out the hard drive.

Conclusão

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Abigail Keith

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Hello. I believe that between step 3 and 4 You should add another step - “Remove the two 2x3 mm screws in the laptop battery compartment (below the battery)“.

stoiannikolaevtinkov - Responder

Separating the motherboard from the daughterboard in step 20 is quite challenging.

Peter da Silva - Responder

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